Marks on Large Greens – Intuitive Paintings

I’m sharing my new set of intuitive paintings which I titled Marks on Large Greens. The first snow in Quebec came extra early this year, and it was perfect timing to incorporate some vivid colors by posting this series of bright green abstracts. The series was done back in July, and is inspired by geometric shapes and forms I explore in my daily sketches.

I started by preparing the backgrounds with large spatulas, this time leaving more space in between strokes. I also scraped the paint with my spatula for a more transparent look, allowing the lower layers to come out more vibrant. I then worked with lined areas to enhance textures and also played with making marks and dots on the surface of the paintings. I’m quite pleased with the results and I definitely want to explore with more mark making as well as the transparency effect.

#31 (Study) 18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#31 (Study)
18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm / Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#32 (Study) 18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#32 (Study)
18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm / Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#33 (Study) 18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#33 (Study)
18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm / Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#34 (Study) 18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#34 (Study)
18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm / Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#35 (Study) 18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#35 (Study)
18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm / Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#36 (Study) 18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#36 (Study)
18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm / Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#37 (Study) 18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#37 (Study)
18 x 24 in. / 45,7 x 61 cm / Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

This time I went with a larger format of 18 x 24 inches, which made me realize I still prefer working on smaller scales for my studies, even though the additional space allows for more freedom in my movements.

 

 

Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Geometric abstraction artist based in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada. I work mostly with acrylics on paper, and I prefer large spatulas over brushes.

10 Comments

  1. annamullikinfreeman on 31. October 2016 at 21:54

    These are SO pretty! I really love #32 & #36.

  2. Carola on 3. November 2016 at 2:36

    Great new set of paintings! I like the bright green abstracts. And interesting to read how you accomplished some of the effects. I really like #33

  3. laveenasengar on 4. November 2016 at 12:41

    Wow. So creative. I just loved the paintings. They are just beautiful. I have always wanted to own some beautiful paintings with me.

  4. annalisanuttall on 5. November 2016 at 10:08

    Wow they are so pretty and very creative. My husband would love these kind of painting. xx

  5. Filipa on 5. November 2016 at 10:37

    These are apsolutely wonderful! The colors are amazing. You are really talented!

  6. Erin on 29. November 2016 at 3:26

    Beautiful. The line effect is really striking and interesting. I’m fascinated that these were inspired by snow, but I guess we find inspiration in interesting places!

  7. Indrani on 29. November 2016 at 4:04

    I like your creations. They have a identity of their own.
    I wish you many sales and fame!

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